Official: 2 dead in San Francisco plane crash

Official: At least 2 have died in San Francisco plane crash; some passengers unaccounted for

Associated Press
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A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials say one person is unaccounted for and two are dead in the crash of an Asiana Airline flight.

The flight from Seoul, South Korea, that crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday.

Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said 181 people were taken to local hospitals. There were a total of 307 people on board the plane -- 291 passengers and 16 crew members.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 crashed while landing before noon PDT. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.

Pieces of the tail were strewn about the runway.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash.

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